Friday, October 14, 2011

DIY Baby Girl Onesie

Check out this updated tutorial!

Welcome, Pinners! Thanks to this little pin right here, I've had an incredible increase in traffic to this post. Welcome to What's Cookin' with the Johnstons! If you're looking for posts about diy crafts, recipes, pregnancy, or babies, you've come to the right place! Please note that the onesie in the first picture is from Sara Marie's shop Sweet November. Check out her shop to purchase this sweet onesie for just $10!
I wrote a few days ago about the start to baby Beignet's wardrobe. While most of our things will be completely gender neutral, I thought it was important to have one onesie for a little girl and one for a little boy. I fell in love with this:



At first I thought I needed to cut out little circles of black fabric to make this onesie, but then I read something that said to use paint!

So I gathered my supplies and got to work! I used a pencil eraser for the larger beads and a sharpee dipped in paint for the smaller ones. I could have been more creative and done smaller ones or something else, but I really like the way this turned out. 


All I did was take a pre-washed onesie and slipped some freezer paper inside so that if the paint went through it would not go to the other side of the onesie. Then I made pencil marks where I was going to put beads. I placed the flower where I thought it was going to go... I ended up moving it to the other side because I messed up on the smaller beads. :-) 

The smaller beads were just done with the sharpee. I added paint to the ink in hopes that it would stay better. I think it worked well. Other options for stamps would be the top of a pin or nail, pen cap, etc. I can't think of another option, but I'm sure you can!

I'm going to put this other flower on the side of a cute little white baby hat. I won't do that until the baby is here because the hat can easily be for a little boy if there's not a flower on it! I'll just hand stitch the flower on the hat, just like I did with the onesie.

I'm not hoping for a boy or a girl, just a healthy and adorable baby, but I do hope that some little girl gets to wear this onesie someday! In fact, I think this is so cute that I'm considering making one for myself... ;-)
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13 comments:

  1. I think you may be a smidge too big for a onesie... :)

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  2. That's only because I'm 6.5 months pregnant! Once I get back down to my pre-pregnancy weight I'll be back in onesies! ;-)

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  3. I stumbled upon this from Pinterest.. that's actually my onesie that I sell in my shop, http://sweetnovember.storenvy.com/
    It's great to see how you recreated it! :)

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  4. Thanks for the comment, Sara Marie! The original pin I found didn't have a source. But I am adding it now to give you credit! Beautiful job!

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  5. How did you get the flower on there? Sew or hot glue? I don't know if I over read that part or not!

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    1. Great question, Kelsey Lynne! I sewed it, but I imagine a glue gun or even a safety pin would work great!

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  6. Where did you buy the flower? or did you make that as well? (if you did, do you have a link to a tutorial)? very cute diy! Love it! Will start making some of these for all of the little girl babies in my life.

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    1. Thanks! Here's the tutorial for the flowers: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/08/full-and-textured-fabric-flowers.html

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  7. Can it be washed?? Love the idea so cute. Thanks

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  8. Stephanie, I've had no trouble washing them, but I've only washed them once before giving them as gifts. I usually wash them inside out to save the flower from getting too banged up. It's probably best not to dry it in the dryer either, but rather line dry. I've toyed with adding the flower via a pin so that it can be removed for washing, but haven't done that yet. Thanks for reading!

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    1. A great rule of thumb "if its hand made you hand wash" just to be on the safe side and to make the item last longer

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  9. Hi, What kind of paint did you use?. That's really awesome.

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